What is it?

  • An educational model that combines academic study with work experience
  • Students alternate terms of school with work in relevant fields, gaining up to two years of work experience

Waterloo co-op

  • Pioneered co-operative education in Canada in 1957
  • The largest post-secondary co-op program of its kind in the world with more than 18,300 co-op students in over 140 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels

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Work terms 

Most work terms are four months long. Some programs also have eight month work terms. 

  • Fall co-op term (September to December)
  • Winter co-op term (January to April)
  • Spring/summer co-op term (May to August)